TERRY MARTYSZENKO, 55, of Ogallala, NE, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2022, at his home.
Terry was born March 18, 1967, at Lynwood, California, to John and Rosemarie (Stewart) Martyszenko. Terry grew up and attended school in southern California.
In 1987, Terry married Vivian Leetch, and their union was blessed with two children, Kyle and Jessica. Terry and his family resided in California before moving to Nebraska in 1988.
Following the end of his first marriage, Terry married Angel VanCura, and by that union, gained four children, Nick, Jordin, Chelsi, and Shauna. Additionally, their union was blessed with two children, Kiejjon and Jazzilyn. Terry worked for Chief Transfer and Storage before taking a job at Andersen Sign, where he worked for several years before striking out on his own, doing handyman work.
In what would be the later season of his life, Terry found a deep connection with Brianna "Breezy" Horr, and the two were together for several years.
Terry was outgoing and loved to make people laugh. He tended to be a jokester and had a relatable quality that made him very personable. He was a man of many projects and was generous with his time and efforts when people needed help.
Terry had a great passion for baseball and played ball throughout his life. Terry loved to share his love of baseball with his kids, often teaching them the game's intricacies. Terry enjoyed playing pool, throwing darts, and golfing. Terry had also been an avid coin collector since he was a boy. He never minded asking people if he could sift through their spare change in the hopes of finding his next great treasure. Though the most precious treasure he found was the bond that he shared with his children.
Terry was preceded in death by his son, Justus Martyszenko; a grandson, Braxsen Coons; his parents; and a brother, Johnny Martyszenko.
Survivors include his children, Kyle, Jessica, Kiejjon, and Jazzilyn; five grandchildren; 3 siblings, Harry Martyszenko, Kelly Ibarra, and Linda Porter; companion, Brianna "Breezy" Horr and her daughter, Mesha; along with many other relatives and friends.
A memorial has been established in Terry's life for later designation by his family. Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com, where the services will be streamed live.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 10:30 am at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home Chapel in Ogallala. No interment of cremains is planned at this time.
Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.